ERIC Number: ED422572
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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250+ Activities and Ideas for Developing Literacy Skills.
Jay, Hilda L.; Jay, M. Ellen
Designed for use at school or at home, this book focuses on the development of seven types of literacy: linguistic, visual, mathematical, scientific, geographic, economic, and computer. The book's suggested activities are each introduced with a detailed discussion of the necessary prerequisite skills, the concepts to be mastered, the materials needed, and step-by-step instructional procedures. The book gives suggested "extensions" which offer ways to expand the activities to develop additional skills. It states that while engaging in interactive play with a literate adult, children will learn such skills as (1) sound recognition; (2) determining top to bottom, left to right, and east to west; (3) letter/sound connections; (4) using picture and context clues; (5) sequencing; (6) measurement; (7) telling time; (8) street addresses; (9) coordinates; (10) body language; (11) money; and (12) mouse/keyboarding skills. Complete with a bibliography and thorough index, this practical guidebook is a helpful tool for school or public librarians, daycare providers, head start teachers, classroom teachers, and parents. (CR)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Class Activities, Computer Literacy, Early Childhood Education, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Literacy, Reading Skills, Skill Development, Writing Skills
Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 100 Varick Street, New York, NY 10013 ($35).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
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